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Beacon Archive

August 2002
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A Schooner Appears: the Sailing Vessel Denis Sullivan

The Water is Wide - Beaver Islanders still making a living off Lake Michigan

Beaver Island meets the Michigan Land Use Institute

The Good Ship Grande Mariner

The Amvets March On

The Arrival of the Camp Quality Kids

Money and space Challenge Rural Health

A Local Poet Steps Forward

Preserving the Whiskey Point Light

The Way it Was: Christadelphians inthe Woods

News from the Townships

What's New with Beaver Island Internet

Museum Week

The Mother of all Tugs

The Fourth of July

The Adventures of Gray Wolf

The Cull Reunion

Readers' Favorite Recipes

On This Date

Johann S. Bach comes to Beaver Island

The Community House
Project achieves Major Milestone

A Possible Partnership between PABI and the C of C

Weather or Not

New Owners Jeff and Bill Cashman

Classified Ads

The Cull Reunion

One hundred and sixty-six Culls and O'Donnells (a different branch from last summer’s reunion) got together in mid-July to reestablish their family network. The events for the long week-end were well orchestrated, with a Bar B Q at Roland Cull's on Friday, a dinner and dance at the Hall on Saturday (with everything decorated in red, white, and blue), and volley ball, swimming, and tours of the Island the rest of the time.

Our local pros were on stage for the dance: Edward, Rich, Danny, Paul Niehaus, and Dick Wathan, with six-year-old Jewell accompanying most numbers. Yellow T-shirts were passed out with a map of Beaver Island, in case anyone got lost. At Friday night's Bingo game, Culls went on a roll, first winning $50, then $100 (by another couple in yellow), and then $200.

Saturday night, when it was time to break up the party, Danny sang Goodnight Irene two, three, maybe four times. It wasn't that people didn't get the message; they were just having too good of a time to want to go home. In the end, new friends were made for life.

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